The only way to keep the momentum going is to win. And after their 28-6 victory over Memphis on Saturday, the Owls are flying high in preparation for their third conference game in Huntington, West Virginia on Saturday. But, the Owls first gave credence to the win at home on October 8th.
“There’s no place like home,” says Rice Head Football Coach David Bailiff after realizing that the Owls have won five consecutive at Rice Stadium.
The Owls defense finally played the type of game that has been expected of them since the season began. They only allowed 70 yards rushing while sacking both Tiger quarterbacks 5 times. The defense intercepted Tiger quarterbacks twice, one of those returned for a touchdown. For the defense, it was a good day overall and provided a glimpse of what they can really be moving forward.
‘That was fun. It’s nice to be able to start off a press conference with the progress the defense made. The front four after watching the film starting with the inside out of Michael Smith and John Gioffre’s play; they played a heck of a game up the middle with Jared Williams and Scott Solomon. On the perimeter, (I’m) really pleased with that front four and their efforts.”
PRAISE TO GO AROUND, DEFENSIVELY
The front four was the first line of defense and they manned their positions well. However, they had help from the linebackers and secondary.